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Relax: All Your Story Ideas Have, in Fact, Been Done Before

The thing about writing fiction is, no matter how flowery your prose, no matter how rich your characters, no matter how many of your metaphors take a reader’s breath away, something has to happen  in your story—there has to be a plot. “A guy walks into a bar” is not a story. “A guy walks […]